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May 5th, 2020 by Guest Contributor

Originally published on blog of Union of Concerned Scientists.
by Taryn MacKinney, Investigative Researcher


Under President Trump’s EPA, these proposed bans were buried, but scientists persevered. In December 2019, EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) conducted a draft risk evaluation of TCE, which used fetal heart defects as a baseline for determining unsafe exposure levels. Given that heart malformation “is the effect that is most sensitive,” it reads, “it is expected that addressing risks for this effect would address other identified risks.”

But this draft evaluation never went public.

The White House rewrote the risk evaluation for a toxic chemical

An investigation by Reveal outlines what happened to it, and how things went wrong — namely, when the document reached the White House’s Executive Office of the President (EOP). The EPA routinely sends its evaluations to other agencies for review, but the EOP’s “review” was far from routine: in unsigned emails and anonymous redline edits, EOP officials directed EPA scientists to discard the science on TCE’s role in fetal heart defects.

The EOP-edited version pays lip service to TCE’s connection to heart defects but notes “uncertainties which decrease EPA’s confidence in this endpoint.” The better bet, the new version continues, is to rely on immunosuppression, or the weakening of the immune system, as the baseline for “unreasonable risk.”

However, the exposure levels at which TCE triggers immunosuppression is almost 500 times higher than the levels found to trigger congenital heart defects. In other words, the EOP changes echo a common industry argument: TCE might be linked to poor health outcomes, but only at very high or chronic exposures. To cement this reversal, the White House deleted every one of the scientists’ 322 uses of the phrase “cardiac toxicity,” and bumped up mentions of “immunosuppression” more than 30-fold.

We don’t know for sure who orchestrated these changes, but we have our suspicions. 😈 Nancy Beck, a former lobbyist for one of the chemical industry’s largest trade associations, began working at EPA under the Trump administration.

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Steve_S • 3 hours ago
1) The Depopulation process is underway and aided by "natural events" which could have been prevented.
2) For Profit Pharma & Medical care money stream is more guaranteed for the profiteers of illness.
3) Anyone earning less than $1,000,000 is a disposable peasant / serf and only serve to funnel cash into the profiteer agencies.
4) Anyone earning less than $100,000 per anum are of no concern and irrelevant if they require any support, they are only to service the income streams for The Corporate "New Order".

Environmental Events boosted by increasing toxicity of land / water & air all reduce the populations without incurring the costs of military actions. It is also passive as it is non-military and therefore as non-aggressive it warrants no international condemnation or action on the part of others.

What a perfect little situation for the few profiteers... known as The New Order...

agelbert > Steve_S • 2 minutes ago
You are right on all counts. You have presented a near perfect description of the Social Darwinist Ideology/Religion mens rea modus operandi.

Human Inequity is directly proportional to the amount of human iniquity.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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